Dunkin’ Donuts removing ingredient from powdered sugar products

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) — Dunkin’ Donuts has announced it will be changing the recipe of its powdered sugar products.

The coffee chain said it will remove titanium dioxide, a food coloring agent, from all of its powdered sugar products, including doughnuts.

Titanium dioxide is commonly used to brighten white substances, like powdered sugar or toothpaste.

Fox News reports the decision came after pressure from advocacy group As You Sow. The group says titanium dioxide leads to health problems like inflammation or organ damage.

In a statement to Fox News, Dunkin Donuts said it has begun testing alternative formulations for its powdered sugar and will be “rolling out a solution to the system that does not contain titanium dioxide.”

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